DeKalb County School District Superintendent Steve Green gives remarks during a press conference at Cross Keys High School to celebrate the E-SPLOST passage on May 25, 2016. (KENT D. JOHNSON/

DeKalb Schools officials: Superintendent search is progressing

Without saying how many, DeKalb County School District officials said they are working through a list of finalists for the district’s top job.

Last month, the district announced through a firm hired to handle communications for the superintendent search that 68 people had applied for the job. Tuesday, DeKalb County Board of Education Chairman Marshall Orson said many of the candidates are no longer in the running.

‘I think we’re on track ... for early, mid-March,” he said about a decision, adding the process was slowed by the recent winter break. “We’re scheduling another round of interviews with candidates.”

Former Superintendent Steve Green announced in May 2019 his plans to leave the district at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. The district hired a search firm, BWP & Associates, to take on the task in September. In November, the school board announced it had separated from Green, who will remain an inactive staffer with pay through the end of June.

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